Lincoln, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 13,816 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.1%
 
Males: 6,846  (49.6%)
Females: 6,970  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

38.4 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62656.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,749 (it was $34,435 in 2000)
Lincoln:

$53,749
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,531 (it was $17,207 in 2000)

Lincoln city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $98,139 (it was $72,100 in 2000)
Lincoln:

$98,139
IL:

$195,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $703.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lincoln: 76.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.4%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.7% for Black residents, 14.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.4% for other race residents, 26.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lincoln, IL (2017)
    • 12,39489.5%White alone
    • 4403.2%Two or more races
    • 3582.6%Hispanic
    • 3212.3%Black alone
    • 2131.5%Asian alone
    • 240.2%Other race alone
    • 100.07%American Indian alone

Races in Lincoln detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 50 registered sex offenders living in Lincoln, Illinois as of September 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lincoln is 284 to 1.


Crime rates in Lincoln by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
12
(79.6)
17
(113.6)
15
(101.2)
10
(68.3)
9
(61.9)
1
(7.0)
9
(61.9)
8
(55.5)
12
(84.1)
4
(28.1)
4
(28.4)
8
(57.7)
0
(0.0)
5
(36.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(39.8)
11
(73.5)
10
(67.5)
8
(54.7)
4
(27.5)
66
(461.8)
58
(398.7)
7
(48.5)
6
(42.1)
5
(35.1)
9
(63.9)
3
(21.6)
6
(43.2)
2
(14.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
61
(404.6)
88
(587.8)
79
(533.0)
73
(498.8)
55
(378.2)
1
(7.0)
2
(13.7)
43
(298.1)
32
(224.3)
61
(428.6)
28
(198.8)
27
(194.7)
37
(266.4)
45
(327.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
103
(683.3)
165
(1,102)
132
(890.6)
114
(778.9)
101
(694.6)
141
(986.6)
145
(996.7)
103
(714.0)
96
(673.0)
59
(414.5)
53
(376.4)
61
(439.9)
65
(468.1)
38
(276.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
533
(3,536)
520
(3,473)
494
(3,333)
600
(4,099)
425
(2,923)
511
(3,576)
483
(3,320)
310
(2,149)
320
(2,243)
337
(2,368)
274
(1,946)
249
(1,796)
246
(1,771)
204
(1,486)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
30
(199.0)
26
(173.7)
22
(148.4)
15
(102.5)
18
(123.8)
15
(105.0)
15
(103.1)
4
(27.7)
16
(112.2)
16
(112.4)
15
(106.5)
15
(108.2)
10
(72.0)
11
(80.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(26.5)
1
(6.7)
5
(33.7)
2
(13.7)
5
(34.4)
6
(42.0)
4
(27.5)
3
(20.8)
3
(21.0)
3
(21.1)
2
(14.2)
2
(14.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)361.7460.4415.3397.5322.6366.0382.7256.7270.6251.4194.4202.9175.6184.3

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Lincoln, IL

Crime rate in Lincoln detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 27 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Illinois average:

2.66
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Ancestries: German (28.9%), American (14.2%), Irish (10.0%), English (7.7%), Dutch (1.9%), Scottish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/21/1886

Elevation: 591 feet

Land area: 5.92 square miles.

Population density: 2,334 people per square mile   (low).

Lincoln, Illinois map

207 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,994 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,891 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, IL (29.5 miles , pop. 111,454).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (115.2 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (146.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Broadwell, IL (2.6 miles),
Hartsburg, IL (2.8 miles ),
Beason, IL (3.0 miles),
Atlanta, IL (3.2 miles ),
Mount Pulaski, IL (3.3 miles ),
Elkhart, IL (3.3 miles ),
New Holland, IL (3.4 miles ),
Chestnut, IL (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 40.15 N, Longitude: 89.37 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +176 (+1.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,613 (58.1%)

Area code: 217

Distribution of median household income in Lincoln, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lincoln, IL in 2017
Lincoln satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $96,600
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $94,600
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $145,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $145,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $145,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $637,500
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Lincoln, IL residents
Average permit cost in Lincoln, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.3%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Lincoln, IL
Historical housing units in Lincoln, IL
Most common industries in Lincoln, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.6%)
  • Public administration (10.3%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (12.5%)
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Truck transportation (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.2%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Lincoln, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)

Average climate in Lincoln, Illinois

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Lincoln, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 60.1. This is better than average.

City:

60.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Lincoln-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 94% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.3 miles away from the Lincoln city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/14/1957, a category F4 tornado 29.5 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lincoln-area historical earthquake activity is near Illinois state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 141.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 121.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 172.2 miles away from Lincoln center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 141.5 miles away from Lincoln center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 127.5 miles away from Lincoln center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 206.5 miles away from Lincoln center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Logan County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lincoln topographic map

Hospitals in Lincoln:

  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 200 STAHLHUT DRIVE)
  • LAWRENCE PLACE (715 SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET)
  • LINCOLN HOUSE (510 SOUTH KICKAPOO)
  • LINCOLN TERRACE (2324 NORTH KICKAPOO STREET)
  • NORTH KICKAPOO (1903 NORTH KICKAPOO)

Nursing Homes in Lincoln:

  • CHRISTIAN NURSING HOME (1507 7TH STREET)
  • LINCOLN DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (861 SOUTH STATE ST)
  • ST CLARA'S MANOR (200 FIFTH STREET)
  • SUNSHINE TERRACE (1800 5TH ST)
  • SYMPHONY OF LINCOLN (2202 NORTH KICKAPOO STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Lincoln:

  • DAVITA - LINCOLN DIALYSIS (2100 WEST FIFTH ST)

Home Health Centers in Lincoln:

  • HOME CARE OF CENTRAL ILLINOIS (109 THIRD STREET P.O. BOX 508)

Airports and heliports located in Lincoln:

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Amtrak station:

LINCOLN (BROADWAY AT CHICAGO ST.) . Services: free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/Universities in Lincoln:

  • Lincoln College (Full-time enrollment: 1,124; Location: 300 Keokuk St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: lincolncollege.edu)
  • Lincoln Christian University (Full-time enrollment: 767; Location: 100 Campus View Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lincolnchristian.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lincoln:

  • Millikin University (about 30 miles; Decatur, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,419)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 31 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)
  • Richland Community College (about 32 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Illinois State University (about 32 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,804)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 32 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,748)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 33 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)
  • Heartland Community College (about 33 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 3,958)

Public high school in Lincoln:

  • LINCOLN COMM HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 1000 RAILER WAY, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lincoln:

Private elementary/middle schools in Lincoln:

  • ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 111, Location: 1600 WOODLAWN RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • CARROLL CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 105, Location: 111 4TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Lincoln

Library in Lincoln:

  • LINCOLN PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $608,030; Location: 725 PEKIN STREET; 50,033 books; 1,670 audio materials; 1,944 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 17 state licensed databases; 165 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lincoln: Lincoln City Hall (A), Lincoln Developmental Center (B), Logan County Courthouse (C), Lincoln Public Library (D), Logan County Paramedic Association (E), Lincoln Fire Department (F), Lincoln Rural Fire Protection District Station 1 Headquarters (G), Deaconess Memorial Rest Home (H), Logan County Jail (I), Odd Fellows Orphans Home of Illinois (J), Olin-Sang Hall (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Woodlawn Savings Center Shopping Center (1), Heritage Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lincoln include: Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Church of Christ (B), Church of God (C), Faith Assembly of God Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Cumberland Presbyterian Church (F), First United Methodist Church (G), First United Presbyterian Church (H), Holy Family Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Union Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Lincoln include: Memorial Park (1), Melrose Park (2), Latham Park (3), Scully Park (4), Logan Courthouse Square Historic District (5), Postville Park (6), Logan County Fairgrounds (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau Of Logan County (303 South Kickapoo).

Hotels: Crossroads Motel (1305 Woodlawn Road), Comfort Inn Lincoln (2811 Woodlawn Road), Budget Inn (2011 North Kickapoo Street), Holiday Inn Express Lincoln (130 Olson Road).

Birthplace of: Terry Kinney - Film actor, Andy King - 2005 NFL player (Seattle Seahawks, born: Nov 9, 1978), Brian Cook - NBA player (Los Angeles Lakers, born: Dec 4, 1980), John Schlitt - Singer, Vic Wunderle - Archer, Edward Rell Madigan - Politician, Emil Verban - Baseball player, Scott Altman - (born 1959), astronaut, Dennis Werth - Baseball player, Gregg Alexander - College basketball player (Illinois State Redbirds).

Logan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.9%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.8%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Lincoln in 2010:

  • 817 people in college/university student housing
  • 323 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 79 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 28 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Lincoln in 2000:

  • 935 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 398 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 290 people in nursing homes
  • 57 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 40 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 30 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 15 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Lincoln (2011 data):

  • State Bank of Lincoln: State Bank Of Lincoln, Walmart Facility Branch, West Facility, Lincoln Branch. Info updated 2009/07/06: Bank assets: $328.5 mil, Deposits: $292.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Lincoln S.B. Corp.
  • Logan County Bank: Drive-In Facility at 809 Woodlawn Road, branch established on 1977/09/08; at 303 Pulaski Street, branch established on 1962/02/23. Info updated 2009/09/03: Bank assets: $93.3 mil, Deposits: $81.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Town And Country Financial Corporation
  • Regions Bank: Lincoln Branch at 303 South Kickapoo Street, branch established on 1934/04/25. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Illini Bank: Lincoln Branch at 2201 Woodlawn Road, Suite 100, branch established on 1993/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $257.1 mil, Deposits: $215.6 mil, headquarters in Springfield, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Illini Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Lincoln:

Marital status in Lincoln, IL
  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

For population 25 years and over in Lincoln:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lincoln
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lincoln, IL (based on Logan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,94734
Mainline Protestant3,65019
Catholic2,2824
Black Protestant1771
Other61
None16,243-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Logan County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

3.69 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Logan County:

7.71 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Logan County:

28.8%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.7%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lincoln:

46.7%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lincoln:

21.0%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.9%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.9%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

56.2%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.7%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lincoln, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 25$124,179$59,6066$2,441
Firefighters 19$95,063$60,0400$0
Streets and Highways 9$41,365$55,1531$647
Police - Other 1$3,881$46,5720$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 11$16,491
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 54$264,488$58,77518$19,579

Lincoln government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,879,000 ($136.00)
    Sewerage: $1,859,000 ($134.55)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,420,000 ($102.78)
    General - Other: $1,393,000 ($100.83)
    Central Staff Services: $913,000 ($66.08)
    Regular Highways: $768,000 ($55.59)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $4,914,000 ($355.67)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $2,596,000 ($187.90)
    Other Investments - Other: $1,988,000 ($143.89)
    Benefit Payments: $1,962,000 ($142.01)
    Withdrawals: $18,000 ($1.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $452,000 ($32.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $229,000 ($16.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $41,000 ($2.97)
    Central Staff Services: $11,000 ($0.80)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,138,000 ($227.13)

Lincoln government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,853,000 ($206.50)
    Other: $224,000 ($16.21)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $590,000 ($42.70)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $196,000 ($14.19)
    Local Employee Contribution: $185,000 ($13.39)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $117,000 ($8.47)
    General Revenue - Other: $35,000 ($2.53)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($0.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,874,000 ($352.78)
    Highways: $428,000 ($30.98)
    Other: $29,000 ($2.10)
  • Tax - Property: $850,000 ($61.52)
    Other Selective Sales: $512,000 ($37.06)
    Public Utilities Sales: $176,000 ($12.74)
    Other License: $93,000 ($6.73)

Lincoln government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,905,000 ($572.16)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,164,000 ($518.53)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $741,000 ($53.63)

Lincoln government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $2,360,000 ($170.82)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,456,000 ($250.14)

5.06% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,035 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Sangamon County, IL  0.92% ($40,434 average AGI)
from McLean County, IL  0.66% ($49,310)
from Macon County, IL  0.31% ($29,667)


5.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,303 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to McLean County, IL  0.81% ($49,437 average AGI)
to Sangamon County, IL  0.71% ($41,329)
to Macon County, IL  0.34% ($39,162)
Businesses in Lincoln, IL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2KFC1
Ace Hardware1Kroger1
Arby's1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Cracker Barrel1Steak 'n Shake1
Curves1Subway2
Dairy Queen1Super 81
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile2
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1Walgreens1
Hilton1Walmart1
Holiday Inn1Wendy's1
Jimmy John's1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lincoln:

  • WLLM (1370 AM; 1 kW; LINCOLN, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVEL (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PEKIN, IL)
  • WMBD (1470 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lincoln:

  • W201CI (88.1 FM; LINCOLN, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WLNX (88.9 FM; LINCOLN, IL; Owner: LINCOLN UNIVERSITY)
  • WMHX (93.9 FM; LINCOLN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WDBR (103.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WDKR (107.3 FM; MAROA, IL; Owner: WDKR, INC.)
  • WILL-FM (90.9 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WUIS (91.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF IL AT SPRINGFIELD)
  • WLWJ (88.1 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WGLO (95.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WCBU (89.9 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: BRADLEY UNIVERSITY)
  • WBNQ (101.5 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCIC (91.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WXFM-FM (99.3 FM; MOUNT ZION, IL; Owner: TECHNICOM, INC.)
  • WSOY-FM (102.9 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WBWN (104.1 FM; LE ROY, IL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIHN (96.7 FM; NORMAL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WYVR (97.7 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lincoln:

  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WYZZ-TV (Channel 43; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: WYZZ LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WCFN (Channel 49; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WILL-TV (Channel 12; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • W08DP (Channel 8; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC'L TELECOMM. CORPORATION)
  • W33AY (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Lincoln fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 78Number of bridges
  • 1,391ft / 424mTotal length
  • $329,000Total costs
  • 483,035Total average daily traffic
  • 137,856Total average daily truck traffic
  • 271,447Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lincoln, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 381970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 141990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lincoln, IL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lincoln)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 206 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lincoln, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lincoln)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 27 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Lincoln)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 124. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 191 took place in 2010, and the least - 54 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Lincoln, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (43.6%), and Outside Fires (35.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lincoln, IL
    • 92143.6%Structure Fires
    • 74435.3%Outside Fires
    • 36517.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 803.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lincoln, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lincoln, Illinois:

  • Comfort Inn Lincoln, 2811 Woodlawn Rd, Lincoln, Illinois 62656 , Phone: (217) 735-3960, Fax: (217) 735-3960
  • Country Inn Lincoln, 1750 5TH, Lincoln, Illinois 62656 , Phone: (217) 732-9641
  • Holiday Inn Express - Lincoln, 130 Olson Dr, Lincoln, Illinois 62656 , Phone: (217) 735-5800, Fax: (217) 732-6168
  • Hampton Inn, 1019 N Heitmann Dr, Lincoln, Illinois 62656 , Phone: (217) 732-6729, Fax: (217) 732-6047
  • Best Western Plus, 1750 5th St, Lincoln, Illinois 62656 , Phone: (217) 732-9641, Fax: (217) 732-9644
  • Super 8 Lincoln, 2809 Woodlawn Rd, Lincoln, Illinois 62656 , Phone: (217) 732-8886
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lincoln, Illinois
Most common first names in Lincoln, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John20173.8 years
Mary18778.5 years
William15474.3 years
Robert13869.6 years
James10871.3 years
Charles10775.8 years
Helen10582.0 years
George10278.0 years
Dorothy8679.3 years
Harold8374.8 years
Most common last names in Lincoln, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6576.3 years
Miller5279.8 years
Johnson4577.0 years
Brown4174.9 years
White3775.6 years
Davis3577.4 years
Wilson3473.7 years
Jones2978.2 years
Anderson2773.5 years
Wilmert2679.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lincoln, IL
  • 80.9%Utility gas
  • 18.1%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lincoln, IL
  • 73.4%Utility gas
  • 25.2%Electricity
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Lincoln compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Lincoln on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
There are 28 pilots and 17 other airmen in this city.
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